France / 2006 / French and Arabic with Spanish and English subtitles / 92

  • Director 

    Michel Ocelot

  • Screenplay: 

    Michel Ocelot



Works of folklore like the One Thousand and One Nights have been a source of inspiration since the Middle Ages and it is from the mystical atmospheres of the Far East that this film by the consecrated director Michael Ocelot (author of Kiriku) borrows its magic. Once upon a time, in a land far away, two boys of different races, one rich, the other poor, grew up together under the spell of a fairy. Cruelly separated when they were still boys, as young men they both undertake a journey in search of the Djinn fairy. Those who once loved one another are now enemies and like in every fable, the moral is as important as the story itself. Prejudice, tolerance and respect for others are the themes of this fantasy fairytale that will thrill old and young alike.



Michel Ocelot

Michel Ocelot

He has dedicated his entire career to film animation. Since the beginning, all his works have been based on his own scripts and graphics. The 3 Inventors (1980) Bafta for best animated film, The Legend of the Poor Hunchback (1983) César for best animated short film. Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998), Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (2005), Azur & Asmar (2006).